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Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.

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ISBN 9780099511878
Barcode 9780099511878
Published 1 October 2008 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Austen, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780099511878
ISBN-10 0099511878
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 1 October 2008
International Publication Date 7 August 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Austen, Jane
Series Vintage Classics
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress England - Fiction - Social life and customs, Satire, Young women, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Gothic fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.7
Catalogue Code 45175

Description of this Book

Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her naivety and love of sensational novels lead her to approach the fashionable social scene in Bath and her stay at nearby Northanger Abbey with preconceptions that have embarrassing and entertaining consequences.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire -- J.K. Rowling Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there -- Jenny Colgan The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal -- Virginia Woolf Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel Independent Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass -- W.H. Auden
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions. It was initially rejected by the published she submitted it too and eventually published in 1813 after much revision. All four of her novels published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously.

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